In Memory of



Obituary for Edgar Shaw

Shaw, Thomas William Edgar
October 20, 1934 – December 21, 2020

Peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus in his 87th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Mary (nee Phillips) for 58 years. Loving father of Erin (Darrel Francis) of Ottawa, William (Tina Li of Guangzhou, China) and the late Kevin. Special Grandpa to Hilliard and Alastair Francis. Dear son of the late Gertrude and Alexander. Dear brother of Ruby Wayling (the late Edward) of Regina, SK and the late Orville (Ramona) of Carlsbad Springs. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Born in Ottawa, Edgar grew up on the Shaw family farm in Carlsbad Springs, which he ran for a time alongside his mother. He then worked briefly at Shaw’s Dairy and then Clark’s Dairy for a number of years. In the early 1970’s, Edgar became fulltime landlord, operating his apartment buildings in the Centretown area of Ottawa for several decades before retiring in recent years. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O’Connor) on Monday, December 28th from 6 to 9 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Resurrection of Our Lord Parish, 1940 Saunderson Drive on Tuesday, December 29th at 11am. Pursuant to current maximum attendance regulations, please RSVP at (bottom of the obituary page) to pre-register your attendance. Entry will be strictly limited to registered visitors. Attendees are required to wear face masks, and asked to respect and practice social distancing. The service will also be live streamed using zoom and the link can be found on Mr. Shaw’s obituary page at A special thank you to the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus for the wonderful care Edgar received. For those wishing, donations to a pro-life charity of your choice, or the Dementia Society would be gratefully appreciated.

Edgar Shaw Service Livestream